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Rome. The complete series [videorecording] / HBO Entertainment ; in association with the BBC ; created by John Milius and William J. MacDonald and Bruno Heller ; co-producers, Robert Papazian and James Hirsch
Alternate Title Rome
Alternate (uniform) Title Rome (Television program)
[New York] : HBO Home Entertainment, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  PN1997.2 .R65 2009  v.1    AVAILABLE
 Videos/2nd Flr  PN1997.2 .R65 2009  v.2    AVAILABLE
Subject Rome -- History -- Civil War, 43-31 B.C. -- Drama
Rome -- History, Military -- 265-30 B.C. -- Drama
Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D. -- Drama
Antonius, Marcus, 83 B.C.?-30 B.C. -- Drama
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, -30 B.C. -- Drama
Caesar, Julius -- Drama
Rome -- History -- Julio-Claudians, 30 B.C.-68 A.D. -- Drama
Subject(s) Soldiers -- Italy -- Rome -- Drama
Emperors -- Rome -- Drama
Television series
Historical television programs
Fiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Physical Description 11 videodiscs (1320 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD, NTSC
Language English, French or Spanish dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; Closed captioned in English for the hearing impaired
Cast Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kenneth Cranham, James Purefoy, CiarĂ¡n Hinds, Lindsay Duncan, Tobias Menzies, Kerry Condon, Karl Johnson, Indira Varma, Simon Woods, Max Perkis, Lyndsey Marshal, David Bamber
Credits Costume design, April Ferry ; music, Jeff Beal
Note Originally broadcast on HBO 2005-2007
Collective title from container
Contains all 22 episodes of the complete series
HBO Home Entertainment: 4000019369 (on guide); 4000019381 (on container); 2000018385--2000018389 (discs 1-5); 2000018460--2000018465 (discs 6-11)
Summary Season One: Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic, Rome is the wealthiest city in the world, a cosmopolitan metropolis of one million people, epicenter of a sprawling empire. The Republic was founded on principles of shared power and fierce personal competition, never allowing one man to seize absolute control. But now, those foundations are crumbling, eaten away by corruption and excess. After eight years of war, soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo unwittingly become entwined in the historical events of ancient Rome. A serialized drama of love and betrayal, masters and slaves, husbands and wives, Rome chronicles a turbulent era that saw the death of a republic and the birth of an empire
Season Two: In the year 44 B.C., Julius Caesar has been assassinated and civil war threatens to destroy the Republic. In the void left by Caesar's demise, egos clash and numerous players jockey for position. The brutally ambitious Mark Antony attempts to solidify his power, aligning himself with Atia, but coming to blows with her cunning son Octavian, who has been anointed in Caesar's will as his only son and heir. The conspirator Brutus ponders how to curry favor with the masses that have condemned him as a murderer, while his mother Servilia concocts a deadly plot of her own. Meanwhile, Titus Pullo attempts to pull his friend Lucius Vorenus out of the darkness that has engulfed his soul in the wake of personal tragedy. For once again, the fates of these two mismatched soldiers seem inexorably tied to the fate of Rome itself
Incomplete Contents v.1. disc 1. The stolen eagle [videorecording] / writer, Bruno Heller, director, Michael Apted -- How Titus Pullo brought down the Republic[videorecording] / writer, Bruno Heller, director, Michael Apted -- disc 2. An owl in a thornbush [videorecording] / writer, Bruno Heller, director, Michael Apted -- Stealing from Saturn [videorecording] / writer, Bruno Heller, director, Julian Farino -- The ram has touched the wall [videorecording] / writer, Bruno Heller, director, Allen Coulter -- disc 3. Egeria [videorecording] / writer, John Milius and Bruno Heller, director, Alan Poul -- Pharsalus [videorecording] / writer, David Frankel, director, Tim Van Patten -- Caesarion [videorecording] / writer, William J. MacDonald, director, Stephen Shill -- disc 4. Utica [videorecording] / writer, Alexandra Cunningham, director, Jeremy Podeswa -- Triumph [videorecording] / writer, Adrian Hodges, director, Alan Taylor -- Disc 5. The spoils [videorecording] / writer, Bruno Heller, director, Mikael Salomon -- Kalends of February [videorecording] / writer, Bruno Heller, director, Alan Taylor -- Disc 6. Bonus features
v.2. Disc 1. Passover [videorecording] / writer, Bruno Heller, director, Tim Van Patten -- Son of Hades [videorecording] / writer, Bruno Heller, director, Allen Coulter -- Disc 2. These being the words of Marcus Tullius Cicero [videorecording] / writer, Scott Buck, director, Alan Poul -- Testudo et Lepus (The tortoise and the hare) [videorecording] / writer, Todd Ellis Kessler, director, Adam Davidson -- disc 3. Heroes of the Republic [videorecording] / writer, Mere Smith, director, Alik Sakharov -- Philippi [videorecording] / writer, Eoghan Mahony, Roger Young -- Disc 4. Death mask [videorecording] / writer, Scott Buck, director, John Maybury -- Necessary fiction [videorecording] / writer, Todd Ellis Kessler, director, Carl Franklin -- disc 5. Deus impeditio esuritori nullus (No God can stop a hungry man) [videorecording] / writer, Mere Smith, director, Steve Shill -- De patre vostro (About your father) [videorecording] / writer, Bruno Heller, director, John Maybury
Note Season One: Bonus features: "Friends, Romans, countrymen": introduction to the characters of 'Rome'; eight revealing audio commentaries with cast and crew ; "All roads lead to Rome" interactive onscreen guide prepared by the series' historical consultant, Jonathan Stamp ; Shot-x-shot: Gladiator - a closer look at the thrilling episode 11 fight sequence ; Shot-x-shot: Caesar's triumph - detailing the production of the epic episode 10 triumph scene ; "The rise of Rome": behind-the-scenes featurette on sets, wardrobe and actors' boot camp ; "When in Rome" featurette on the culture of ancient Rome ; Photo gallery with over 50 never-before-scene images
Season Two: Bonus features: Disc 1: Audio commentary on episode "Passover" ; "A tale of two Romes" featurette ; "All roads lead to Rome" featurette ; Season 1 recap. Disc 2: "All roads lead to Rome" featurette. Disc 3: "The making of Rome, Season II" featurette ; "All roads lead to Rome" featurette. Disc 4: Audio commentary on both episodes ; "The rise of Octavian: Rome's first emperor" featurette ; "All roads lead to Rome" featurette. Disc 5: Audio commentary on both episodes ; "Antony & Cleopatra" featurette; "All roads lead to Rome" featurette
Alternate Author Milius, John
MacDonald, William J
Heller, Bruno
Apted, Michael
Podeswa, Jeremy
Coulter, Allen
McKidd, Kevin
Stevenson, Ray, 1964-
Walker, Polly
Cranham, Kenneth, 1944-
HBO Entertainment (Firm)
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
Home Box Office (Firm)
HBO Video (Firm)

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